BPD Officer Lonnie Napier was doing paperwork in his cruiser late Tuesday evening near in the 2500 block of Briarcliff Road, when a person came up to him and reported an armed robbery in progress in the back of the Village at Druid Hills shopping center.
Upon arriving at the scene, Officer Napier encountered the victim who said the robber fled to a nearby apartment complex. Officer Napier encountered a Black Mustang that was attempting to pull away from the apartment complex. Suspicious of the driver after a face-to-face conversation, Officer Napier attempted to get the tag of the vehicle when the driver fired into the rear window of the Police cruiser. “He almost got me,” Officer Napier told CBS46.
“One of our officers came face-to-face with that individual not knowing it was the [suspected] person at that time,” says BPD. “That person shot at our officer as he was pulling away in his patrol car. The bullet struck the back driver’s side door window inches from the officer’s head.”
Police gave chase after the suspect drove off, and the suspect eventually crashed. He then fled on foot. A K-9 and helicopter search were unable to locate the suspect.
Brookhaven Police says the whereabouts of Barabino is currently unknown. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brookhaven Police Department at 404-637-0600 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta (www.crimestoppersatlanta.org) by calling 404-577-TIPS (8477).